Harvard Health Blog
Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise: Should you worry?
Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise: Should you worry? By: Eric A. Meyerowitz, MD, Contributor and Robert Goldstein, MD, PhD, Contributor In 2018, the number of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in the United States reached an all-time high. This is worrisome for many reasons. Having an STI can raise risks for HIV, infertility, pregnancy complications, and infant death. Fortunately, all of these outcomes can be avoided if people receive appropriate treatment.